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Determining the rug size

& putting the rug in the right place

Choosing the right rug is often not that easy, because depending on the colour, pattern and structure, rugs influence the atmosphere of a room very individually. Since the rug size, rug shape and rug positioning are also crucial for a stylish ambience, we have comprehensively examined this topic.

Choosing the correct rug size

The question of the correct rug size, however, cannot be answered in general terms, because the following aspects have to be considered before buying a rug:

  • Which function does the room fulfil?

  • How big is the room?

  • Where and how is the furniture placed?

When choosing the size of the rug, many rely on their visual judgement. Often, however, rugs are bought which are too small, are lost in the room and appear anything but harmonious. But even a large rug is not ideal for every room, as the room can quickly become overloaded and disproportionate. In case of doubt, you are best advised to choose a slightly larger rug.We will give you tips on how to find the optimal rug size.

In order to determine the correct rug size, it is advisable to measure the area that the rug should cover beforehand. For this, the furniture should be arranged as it will be placed on the rug later. Now, the width and length of the new rug can be easily measured. The edge of the rug can be marked on the floor with painter's crepe or newspaper, so you get a good overview of the area the new rug would cover in that position.

Important: Test the painter's crepe in an inconspicuous location beforehand to make sure that no residues are left behind!

Rug sizes for the living room

How to place a rug in your bedroom

Rug sizes for the dining room

Runner size

Living concept

If you place rugs correctly, you will be able to convey a well thought-out living concept and be able to distinguish different areas of use from each other - thus ensuring warm cosiness in every room - whether you are designing the terrace or furnishing the living room. Beautiful rug designs, such as a shaggy rug, also add something special and create a homely atmosphere.

To make sure that the rugs, which are now properly placed, retain their charm and shine, you should know how to properly care for and clean your rugs. You should take a look at our blog article on rug cleaning.

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